REGION OVERVIEW • The Gympie Region is located in South East Queensland, one of Australias fastest growing regions. Gympie, the economic hub of the Gympie Region, is located 160 kilometres north of the State Capital, Brisbane and about a 40 minute drive north from Noosa. • Gympie Regional Council came into being on 15 March 2008 following the amalgamation of the former Cooloola Shire, former Kilkivan Shire and Division 3 of the former Tiaro Shire. • Gympie is a Region on the move with major infrastructure projects opening the door for growth and development. The Gympie Region is also blessed with an environment that is attractive to both residents and visitors alike. Here, we have an enviable life style and Council and residents working together to make this an area that we are proud to call home. • There is an increasing emphasis placed on Council to plan for the future and implement decisions that will ensure the financial sustainability of this Council into the future. It takes a dedicated team of strong individuals who are prepared to make difficult decisions to advance the Gympie Region and maintain a financially sustainable Council. • Council is committed to creating a climate for business growth, with increased number of businesses, expansion of existing local industry and effective marketing strategies. • Significant progress has also been made with Gympie Region strategic planning. A number of planning studies have been completed which will underpin the new planning scheme. A number of significant infrastructure projects have also been completed or commenced. • A Vibrant Community • A Sustainable Economy • A Responsibly Managed Environment • Strong Council LeadershipCouncil’s goals as stated in Council’sCorporate Plan: • A Vibrant Community; • A Sustainable Economy; • A Responsibly Managed Environment; and • Strong Council Leadership.
SELECTION CRITERIA Your application will include a covering letter, key selection criteria response and resume.SC1 Development, Motivation and Support for Employees: • Demonstrated ability to motivate, encourage and direct the efforts of others towards the completion of plans and achievement of determined objectives, in an environment which provides ongoing personal development opportunities for individuals.SC2 Allocation and Use of Resources: • Proven management skills and a demonstrated record of achievement, related to the management of human, financial, and strategic resources in an executive position.SC3 Sound Personal Relationships: • Ability to develop and maintain sound and effective personal relationships, both within and external to the organisation through good communication, teamwork, trust and respect for individuals.SC4 Effective and Efficient Customer Service: • Demonstrated capacity to establish and develop effective relationships with customers; through the determination of needs, management of processes and delivery standards, instigation of continuous review, and the development of staff competencies.SC5 Legislative and Council Requirements: • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Legislative framework within which Council operates and the capacity to quickly identify and respond to those requirements.SC6 Contribution to Policy: • Proficiency in the analysis, development and implementation of strategic policies.SC7 Management of Organisational Change Initiatives: • Sound knowledge of and the demonstrated ability to apply the principles underlying organisational change, with an emphasis on equity, effectiveness, participation, responsiveness and accountability.SC8 Representing and Communicating on behalf of Council: • Superior communication, consultative, interpersonal and negotiating skills applicable to an environment of change, particularly in dealing with Main Roads, RPC and RMPC contracts.
POSITION DESCRIPTION, PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, CODE OF CONDUCT SCHEDULE A TITLE: Chief Executive Officer REPORTS TO: Mayor ACCOUNTABLE TO: Gympie Regional Council DATE AGREED: APPROVED: ......................... ................................................ Chief Executive Officer Mayor POSITION OBJECTIVES: The Chief Executive Officer is Councils principal staff officer, exercising overall management responsibility for Councils operations. The Chief Executive Officer: 1. acts as the primary link between councillors and the organisation and is responsible for providing assistance to councillors in developing policy; 2. provides leadership to staff in achieving Council objectives; 3. oversights the financial management of the Council; 4. communicates and promotes Councils policies to the community it serves. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:i) Managing Council Relationships Responsibility: Provide advice, policy development and decision making support to Council. Criteria: Timely, quality advice, no significant oversights. Responsibility: Ensure implementation of Council resolutions, policies and decisions. Criteria: Timely, effective action, progress monitored and variances reported.
Responsibility: Provide development opportunities for councillors. Criteria: Councillor satisfaction in the programs offered.ii) Organisation and Operations Management Responsibility: Provide leadership and co-ordinate departmental operations and performance. Criteria: Performance planning and reporting system effectiveness, variance identification, communication effectiveness. Responsibility: Ensure output is monitored and services provided in an efficient cost-effective manner. Criteria: Operational efficiency, service and output standards attained. Responsibility: Develop, maintain and review Councils corporate plan. Criteria: Corporate plan developed to Councils satisfaction. Responsibility: Develop and maintain organisation structures to achieve Councils objectives. Criteria: Organisational structure to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. Responsibility: Provide organisational change leadership and support. Criteria: Input level and effectiveness; actual achievement against planned. Responsibility: Ensure development and maintenance of appropriate systems, procedures and performance standards. Criteria: Level of operational system development and documentation.iii) Financial Management Responsibility: Advise Council of financial implications of policy determinations. Criteria: Timely quality advice, no significant oversights. Responsibility: Exercise management oversight of Council financial operations. Criteria: Financial management system in compliance with contemporary practice and requirements. Responsibility: Ensure appropriate financial planning. Criteria: Forward financial plan in accordance with Councils objective.
Responsibility: Maintain financial systems and controls. Criteria: Financial systems and control effectiveness. Responsibility: Achieve financial targets. Criteria: Financial targets achieved.iv) Human Resources Management Responsibility: Ensure human resources management plans, systems, procedures and programs are developed and implemented. Criteria: Human resources systems developed in accordance with Council requirements and contemporary practice. Responsibility: Promote teamwork and develop and maintain positive work relations and appropriate organisation culture. Criteria: Culture development complies with Councils objectives.v) Public Relations Management Responsibility: Communicate and promote Councils policies to the community it serves. Criteria: Level of communication. Responsibility: Ensure services, communications and dealings of staff with the public and external bodies are of a high standard. Criteria: Customer satisfaction/complaints. Code of Conduct (To be read in conjunction with Council’s existing Code of Conduct for Council staff.) 1 The Council expects a certain conduct both at the workplace and as part of the Community 2 Specifically this means that, at all times: (a) Taking care with Council property (b) Respecting the customs and beliefs of community members (c) Behaving in a manner that does not cause offence or bring disrepute on the Council or the Community and the individuals that make up the Council and Community. (d) Obeying the rules and guidelines that the Council may implement at the workplace and/or on behalf of the Community. (e) Being honest in your employment and dealings with the Council at all times.
(f) Whilst in full time employment with Council you may not undertake any other paid work, unless approved by Council.3 Confidentiality (a) Any information and/or documentation relating to the business of Council, shall not be disclosed to anyone unless, authorised in writing to do so by the Council or as per legislation.4 Council Property (a) All property, including documents, of the Council remain the property of the Council, even though they may be retained in your possession as a consequence of your employment duties. You may not borrow, lend or possess any Council property unless authorised by the Council to do so. On termination of employment any and all Council property in your possession is to be returned to the Council.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS SCHEDULE B The final salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, but the following can be used as a guide. Employment will be in accordance with a five (5) year performance based contract with options for renewal. Description Annual Notes Value Salary 1 (Superable Salary) $210,000 May be salary sacrificed at neutral cost to Council 2 Annual Leave Loading $2,827 Based on 4 weeks annual leave. Note that an additional 5 days leave is granted in lieu of RDO’s. Annual leave loading is not calculated on this leave. Employer $26,250 12.5% of base salary 3 Superannuation Contributions Full private usage of $20,000 Notional Value – Log books must be maintained for 4 fully maintained FBT purposes to minimise cost of FBT to Council. vehicle within Vehicle to be cleaned by employee but otherwise Queensland maintained by Council. Usage outside Queensland to be approved by Mayor. 5 Telephone rental and $1,000 Actual Cost up to $1000 per year. calls for house Unused portion expires annually. 6 Broadband internet for $750 Actual Cost up to $750 per year. house Unused portion expires annually. Total $260,827In addition: • Base salary will increase 3.5% per annum commencing one year after the employment date; • Reasonable relocation expenses (to the value of $3000 including GST reimbursed 50% upon arrival and 50% after 12months) ; and • A mobile phone and laptop (with mobile broadband connection) will be provided for business use at Council’s cost.
HOW TO APPLYPlease return your application – which must include your CV and cover letter – marked “Strictly Confidential” to:- Ms Allie Maclure Local Government Association of Queensland Inc email@example.com Quoting Ref No: GRC4010
CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE Corporate Structure / Directorate Responsibilities Chief Executive Officer Office of the CEO Oversight of Council Directorates, Meeting Administration, Elected Representatives Assistance, Corporate Policy, Coordinate Corporate Strategic Planning, Organisational Advancement, Risk Management, QA Systems, Internal Audit Plans, Investigations, Economic Development, Media and public relations Directorates Corporate Services Financial Services Community Services Planning & Development Engineering Water & Sewerage Design Works CEO Support Purchasing, Art Gallery & Museums, MCU Applications , Corporate Information Inventory Control Civic Centre, Reconfiguration of Lots Water & Sewerage Design & estimates for: Lands protection operations, Systems Audit & Audit Community Halls, Operational Works Applications , Planning, - Bikeways Parks and gardens management, Information Technology Committee, - Bridges Library Services, Survey Plan Endorsements, Design, Plant purchase and management, - Footpaths Records Management Budget, RADF, Planning Scheme Building Works Construction, Contracts, - Roads Change Management Donations / Grants Community Events & Engagement, Assessments, Operation and - Stormwater Capacity coordination, Corporate Governance Assistance, Community Development Planning, Compliance & Enforcement, maintenance of water - Traffic control, Fleet & workshops. Support Fees & Charges, Social Planning, Planning & Development supply and sewerage Speed limits, Construction & maintenance of Bikeways Corporate Systems Investments, Certificates, systems, /Bridges /Roads / Footpaths/Drains, Grants Officer Coordination, GIS – maps & plans, Review Financial Plans & Advertising Sign Regulations, Water supply and Airport maintenance, Pavilion, Sewerage schemes Flood Records, Right to Reports, Youth Development Planning Advice reticulation & treatment, Land development, Boat ramps maintenance, Information/Information Loans Management, Aged Care Packages, Planning Scheme Reviews / Trade waste monitoring, On street off street & Depot operations, Privacy Town Hall consolidation, Beach Services , regulated parking design, Licensed gates & grids, Judicial Review Debtors – Rates & Land Use Policy, Water & Sewage System Caravan Parks (Public & Private), Management Plans and Road closures, Natural resource management, Public Interest Other, Environmental Planning, Disclosures Cemeteries, associated reports, Street lighting, Noxious weeds spraying, Payroll, Recreation Planning, Administrative Action Chemicals, Water and Sewer work Street names & numbers, Park maintenance, GST, Heritage/ Conservation Planning, Complaints request register, Major project facilitation, Footpath trees, Creditors, Community Health Services, Human Resources Legislation, Environmental approvals MCU Applications Quarries operations, Insurance EPA (Pollution Control), Recruitment State / Community Liaison, for water and sewage engineering component, Dept of Mains Roads maintenance and Health Inspection & Licenses, schemes, Induction and Staff Foreshore Protection, Reconfiguration of lots construction contracts, Immunisation, W&S quality assurance Support River Protection engineering component, Saleyards, Noise Control, systems, Workplace Health and Building Certification & Inspections, Operational works Street cleaning, litter collection & public Pensioner Units, W&S strategic applications engineering Safety Coordination Building Regulations, refuse collection, Public Housing, infrastructure planning, component, Workers Compensation Composting Toilets, Stock control & stock permits, Public Amenities, Preparation of quotations Acceptance of donated Workforce rehabilitation Plumbing Approvals &Inspections, for minor water and Workshop operations, Waste Collection Contract Services, assets, Workforce Training Complaints Resolution sewerage works Subdivision contract work, Waste Management Facilities Design & Asset management Industrial Relations - Building / Plumbing Advice, system engineering Private works, Monitoring, including EB On-site Sewerage & Septic, outputs Street & off street parking stations Coordination, Swimming Pools, Trade Waste Regulation, cleaning, EEO, Develop Workplace Vector Management, Rainwater Tank installation Soil laboratory, Culture and Practices Vending (roadside), Strategic Planning Sign manufacturing unit, General Council Rainwater Tanks Inspections (vector control) Customer request register, Administration Abandon Vehicles, Fire hazard management, Lease matters Dogs, Cats, Birds, Poultry Control/Registration, Manage applicable environmental Various registers Camping, licenses, Building Maintenance Local Disaster Coordination, Design preventative maintenance Branch Management Regulated Parking Operation & Control, programs, Centrelink Agency Pound Operations, Preparation of tenders, Government Services Rural Fire Brigades, Temporary road closures, (QGAP) Litter Enforcement , Property accesses, Overgrown allotments, Foreshores construction and maintenance Footpath Use (street dining), Parks Use Approvals, Incinerators, Stable Licensing, Landfill daily operations in accordance with EHO monitoringCS-I-030 Directorate Responsibilities Reviewed: 24/05/11 [Printed copies are uncontrolled. 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